Canadian Football League

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Former Canadian Football League player's son leads team to 3A title

By Ben Reynolds Herald staff writer
TACOMA -- Does the name Sandusky sound familiar?
It should.
Rocki Sandusky, who caught five passes for 58 yards and two scores in Ferndale's 47-12 trouncing of Prosser in the 3A title game, is the son of former Othello High great Jim Sandusky.
Jim earned All-American honors at UNLV and San Diego State and played 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League and won two Grey Cups. He is now the coach at Lummi High, which reached the state semifinals before losing to LaCrosse-Washtucna 66-28.
It was Rocki's catch late in the first half -- a 46-yard strike from UW-bound Jake Locker, that pushed the lead to 20-0 and turned the game into a runaway.
What's for dinner: A can of raw oysters never tasted so good to the LaCrosse-Washtucna seniors.
As is custom after every win -- and it has been a record-tying 48 in row -- the Tigercats seniors downed their final can with Matt Martin slurping down the dregs after a 56-8 victory over Columbia-Hunters in the B-8 title game Friday night.
The title was L-W's fourth in a row and tied coach Jeff Nelson with Touchet High's Wayne Dickey for most B-8 state championships.
"This has been a just a great run," Nelson said.
The last two title games between these two teams have ended in the 45-point mercy rule. Last year, the Tigercats rallied from an early 12-0 deficit to win 60-12.
The closest the streak came to being endangered was earlier this season when they trailed South Wasco County in Maupin, Ore., by three touchdowns early.
But L-W was resilient and managed to pull out a 44-38 victory.


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